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This unique book contains over 200 side-by-side stereoscopic views dating from the 1850s to today. These photographs, by Tairraz, Savioz, Couttet, Bisson, Braun, England and others, transport the viewer into the Alps during the golden age of alpinism. Famous fellow travellers such as de Saussure, Dumas, Ruskin, Whymper, etc., provide a commentary as we cross crevasses and climb Mont Blanc with Victorian alpinists, visit the main tourist sites and participate in everyday 19th century life at the end of the "little ice age". All in glorious 3D.

Several modern views taken by the author can be contrasted with views taken 150 years ago from the same vantage point, to highlight significant changes and the impact of global warming.

A fold-out stereoviewer is included with the book, allowing readers to immerse themselves in these astonishing Victorian 3D images.

Born in Scotland, at home in Chamonix, Peter Blair spends his free time enjoying the mountains on foot and on ski. A PhD graduate in chemical physics, he has always been fascinated by the science and magic of photography. He has amassed one of the largest collections of stereoviews of the Alps and loves to share this passion.

Chamonix Mont-Blanc in 3D

A journey through the stereoscope from the 1850s to today

Chamonix Mont Blanc en 3D, is available in either French or English and costs 29 euros (plus postage and packaging). 128 pages, 29x21cm, hardcover, full colour, Editions Belvedere, ISBN:  9782884193542

At present the English version is only available from

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